PLEASE CHECK THE ANNOUNCEMENTS BOARD AT THE FOOT  OF THIS PAGE FOR ANYTHING IMPORTANT.

 

glitter pictures

                                                                                                                                                                                     


Hello and Welcome to

Mark Foulsham's

Sloane website


 

If I built it I knew you would come

 

    
 

 

A School that invited loyalty


 (Quote by Don Wheal)

 
Gone But Not Forgotten

'Men are we, and must grieve when even the shade

Of that which once was great is pass'd away.'


William Wordsworth

On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic

 

 

You may think you're done with the past but the past isn't done with you!
 


 

"The merits of a school are judged as much by the men it produces as by their achievements as boys" - 

(Old Cheynean D.J. Cowie, March 1929)
 

 

 

 

Register and link up with old school friends again and become part of Sloane Reunited.

If you were a pupil or member of staff at Sloane you qualify to register for the website and create your own personal password to view all of its pages. First choose Missing Classmates at the top of this page to see if we've been expecting you. If you see your name click on it and follow instructions. If your name's not there click on either Contact Us, at the top of the page or the Click Here To Register! button below, read what you see then complete the box at the bottom of that page to ask me to add your name to the list.

 

It's Free, it's Easy, it's Secure

and

You're Never Alone As A Sloane


 

 

 

Self-portrait by Stefan Bremner-Morris

 

   Please remember to Log Out when you leave the site by using the Log Out button to be found under the Head and Shoulders icon at the top of the page. It's as easy as falling off a log -
 




      

  If you're already a member please remember to keep your Email address up to date using Edit Contact Info to be found by clicking on the Head and Shoulders icon at the top of the page. 

 


 Please don't forget to use the Notify Me page to make selections that will help you keep in touch as well as help you enjoy all the website has to offer. 
 

 


Come on in! 
Don't be late! 
This is one detention 
You'll be pleased to take
.

 

                                           
A WARM WELCOME
 


to fellow Cheyneans and passers-by, from the Official Sloane Grammar School 1919-1970 Old Cheyneans and Friends web site.

Mark Foulsham, at Sloane 1963-70, created this site in August 2008 to record for posterity all that I can, and for all those who attended Sloane or simply have a Sloane connection, to share and enjoy. Feel free just to browse or, if you feel you qualify to join us, make full use of the site by becoming a Registered ClassmateClick on the Click Here to Register button above to start the registration process. It's Free!

I'll also be happy to send a personal invitation to anyone else with a Sloane School Chelsea connection who you think might like to join us. Just enter their Email address in the MISSING CLASSMATES  box to your right and click Send Invite.  

We may not understand why but memories of our days at Sloane remain with us while others do not. Whether they're good or they're bad, I'd like to give all old boys the opportunity to keep those memories alive.

 

 

 

 

 


Aspirations and Objectives


Sloane never had a motto and although our school badge is based on the lion rampant and boar's head of the Cadogan family crest their motto, Qui Invidet Minor Est or He That Envies Is Inferior, is not really appropriate so I'll adopt the one to be found on the Coat of Arms of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as it suits us nicely -


Quam Bonum In Unum Habitare

 


(What A Good Thing It Is To Dwell Together In Unity) 

 

It is hoped, in some small way, to be able to have similar objectives to those stated for the first issue of The Cheynean in December 1926  -


"To record faithfully the major activities of the School, to promote and foster a corporate spirit in the School, to excite a greater keenness both in the games and in other phases of its social life, and to serve as a link between present members of the School and the Old Cheyneans".  -

and also to bring together, once again, old friends and classmates, and those of us who have outlived the school and share a common interest in its history and its future.

Sadly, I've no memory of having ever sung or even heard a school song but apparently one was written by music Master Mr Seymour Dicker in 1928, and was first sung in July of that year by pupil J E Bush. What became of it after that first performance is a mystery but it contained the lines -

"Salve, the School and its scholars so keen,

 Long may they keep its memory green."

 If you've any memories of Sloane you'd like to share, use the Contact Us page to send them in and, whilst you're there, register for the site as well. 

Once you've registered, you can activate the Instant Messaging feature that allows you to hold a 'real-time' online conversation with anyone else who has logged on to the website. You can also send a message to someone else on the site via the Message Centre page but, if you're expecting a swift reply, it might be worthwhile using their Profile on the Classmate Profiles page, to see what part of the world they're living in these days, and to have an idea of the time where they are use the Clocks below, to check by clicking on the arrow in the relevant one.


After you've registered, why not take a look at all the Classmate Profiles ? Even if you don't know the person involved, the information they've put on their Profile can be interesting, illuminating and fun, and often brings back memories of something you thought you'd forgotten about.

If, at any time, you're unsure about anything click on this Using The Site link for an explanation or contact me direct via the Contact Us page.

                   
 

 

 

London

 
 
 
 

Adelaide

Albuquerque

Auckland

Brisbane

Budapest

Calgary

Cape Town

Chicago

Hong Kong

Houston

Los Angeles

Mumbai

New York

Sydney

Toronto

 


 * * * * *

 

Why Not Take a Look at Where your Classmates are Living?


Find out the Postcode of a Classmate from their Profile (if they've agreed to let everyone know it) then Click on the link below, enter the details where it says 'Address', then Click on 'Go'. Not every country is covered yet and those that are have limited coverage, but it's worth a try.

Here's the link. Have fun - http://www.vpike.com/

 


* * * * * * * * *

 


BREAKING NEWS!!



Very Late Election Reactions. (On account of it just having sunk in with many).

 

 

 

 

 

Just In -

The Book Of Corbyn. Or Was It Baldrick?
(with blessings to Classmate John Conway)


 

And it came to pass, in the land of Britain, that the High Priestess went unto the people and said, Behold, I bring ye tidings of great joy. For on the eighth day of the sixth month there shall be a general election.

And the people said, Not another one.

And they waxed wroth against the High Priestess and said, Didst thou not sware, even unto seven times, that thou wouldst not call a snap election?

And the High Priestess said, I know, I know. But Brexit is come upon us, and I must go into battle against the tribes of France, Germany, and sundry other holiday destinations. And I must put on the armor of a strong majority in the people’s house. Therefore go ye out and vote.

And there came from the temple pollsters, who said, Surely this woman will flourish. For her enemy is as grass; she cutteth him down. He is as straw in the wind, and he will blow away. And the trumpet of her triumph shall sound in all the land.

And the High Priestess said, Piece of cake.

And there came from the same country a prophet, whose name was Jeremy. His beard was as the pelt of beasts, and his raiments were not of the finest. And he cried aloud in the wilderness and said, Behold, I bring you hope.

And suddenly there was with him a host of young people. And he said unto them, Ye shall study and grow wise in all things, and I shall not ask ye for gold. And the sick shall be made well, and they also will heal freely. And he promised unto them all manner of goodly things.

And the young people said unto him, How shall these things be rendered, seeing that thou hast no money in thy purse?

And he spake unto them in a voice of sounding brass and said, Soak the rich And again, Pull down the mighty from their seats.

And the young people went absolutely nuts.

And they hearkened unto the word of Jeremy, and believed. For they said unto themselves, Lo, he bringeth unto us the desire of our hearts. He cometh by bicycle, with a helmet upon his head. And he eateth neither flesh nor fowl, according to the Scriptures. For man cannot live by bread alone, but hummus is quite another matter.

And the High Priestess saw all these things and was sore. And she gathered unto her the chief scribes and the Pharisees and said unto them, What the hell is going on?

And they said unto her, It is a blip, as if it were a rough place upon the road.

But they said unto themselves, When the government was upon her shoulders, this woman was mighty. But now that she has gone abroad unto every corner of the land, she stumbleth. For surely it is written that ruling and campaigning are as oil and water, and there shall be no concord betwixt them.

And the chief scribes wrote upon tablets, saying, Jeremy is false of tongue He hideth wickedness in his heart. And his sums do not add up.

And nobody paid any attention.

And the elders rose up and said to the young people, If ye choose Jeremy, he will bring distress in your toils and wailing upon your streets. Do ye not remember the nineteen-seventies?

And the young people said, The what?

And the elders spake again, and said to the young people, Beware, for he gave succor in days of yore to the I.R.A.

And the young people said, The what?

And the young people said, Jeremy shall bring peace unto all nations, for he hateth the engines of war that take wing across the heavens. And he showeth respect for all peoples, even unto the transgender community.

And the elders said, The what?

And it came to pass that the heathen of this land came among the people, with fire and sword, and slew many among the faithful. And great was the lamentation.

And the High Priestess waxed exceeding wroth and said to the people, Fear not. For I shall bind your wounds and give ye shelter from the heathen, and shall take up the sword against them.

And there came again pollsters from the temple, who said, Will the people not vote for her in this hour of need?

And nobody paid any attention.

And it came to the vote.

And the elders went up to vote, and the young people. And the young people were as a multitude. And in the hours of darkness there was much counting. And the young people watched by night, and the elders went to bed.

And there came in the morning news that the High Priestess had vanquished the prophet Jeremy. But the triumph of the High Priestess was as the width of a nail. And she was vexed.

And the elders and the chief scribes and the Pharisees spoke among themselves, yea, even in the corners of their houses.

And there was great rejoicing amidst the multitude of the young. And they took strong wine, and did feast among themselves. And there were twelve baskets left over.

And of the pollsters there was no sign.

And the people saw Jeremy and said, Surely this man has won? Doth he not skip in gladness like a young hart upon the hills?

And there was great murmuring among the elders. And they said unto themselves, Weep not. For the High Priestess doth but prepare the way. Cometh there not one who is greater than she?

And they said, Behold, for the hour of the redeemer is upon us. And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Prince of Peace. And they cried in one voice, Boris.

And the young people said, Oh, sh*t!

And the people gave tongue, and made supplication unto the Lord, saying, Lord, let our cry come unto thee.

And the Lord thought the whole thing was absolutely hilarious.

And then the people said, Lord, what shall we do regarding Brexit? For henceforth the High Priestess shall be as weak as a newborn lamb. How shall we hope for continued access to the single market?

And the Lord said, The what?

 

* * *


And just to make her feel better whilst confirming everyone else's opinion -



 

And while we're on the subject of politics -

 

 

FRONT PAGE NEWS
 

NEW POLITICAL LOGO!

For all 3 levels of Government

 

THE NEW POLITICAL SYMBOL IS THAT OF A CONDOM, because it more accurately reflects the Politicians stance.... A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed! 

 

* * *

 

HOME FRONT NEWS


As I always say after a stay in hospital, the care I receive is second to none and my thanks go out to those of all nationalities who recognise their calling and carry on regardless of what they earn and what life and politicians throw at them.

I met many people, staff, patients and visitors alike, during my 10 day stint but the man I'll remember most is 93 year-old Horace, the only constant among the ever-changing others in my ward. Horace had already been inside 10 weeks when I arrived and had been pushed from pillar to post simply, I believe, because he was difficult. He was difficult because he didn't sleep when others slept (me included) and was in a different world while others were trying to sleep. A world in which his mind was telling him he was in great danger one moment and a parallel real world the next moment when he was incredibly lucid for a man of his age and with his problems. On one night alone we learned how to erect a circus big top whilst Horace gave instructions how to do so in his sleep. There were many nights where I had to shout at him as none of us were getting any sleep and he and therefore the rest of us) weren't getting what we wanted or needed. The primary reason for this appeared to be that the night staff were a different breed who sat and did little else until a real emergency occurred and had become so used to Horace's outbursts that they thought it best to ignore him. Whatever his needs (usually a bed pan or breakfast at 2am), they should have been addressed and then a decision made as to how genuine they were. Guesswork and assumption shouldn't have been part of the process. 

Yes, Horace was a sick man but the bottom line for me was whether the hospital was the best place for him to receive the care he needed. That may sound selfish of me to say but as he was where he was, removing him to a separate room would have meant helping six patients to a speedier recovery.

It's always good to be home and my time spent in St Helier Hospital has given me a routine I'm determined to hang on to. Regular meals, lots of drinking water, no snacking and a religiously methodical approach to taking my tablets have given me more confidence and helped recovery no end. The wife's still waiting on me a little but I'm almost back to how I felt four weeks ago so it won't be long before I'm doing my fair share too. That should be enough to precipitate another attack....

Conversation with visitors is usually limited in hospital but one I had with my wife on one day was perhaps one I shouldn't have had (the wife is of course shown in capitals to stress her importance to me and I'm shown in lower case to stress where I place myself in our partnership. (Just in case she reads this)-

WIFE: "What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?"

Me: "Definitely not!"

WIFE: "Why not? Don't you like being married?"

Me: "Of course I do.."

WIFE: "Then why wouldn't you remarry? "

Me: "Okay, okay, I'd get married again."

WIFE: "You would?" (with a hurt look)

Me: (makes audible groan)

WIFE: "Would you live in our house?"

Me: "Sure, it's a great house."

WIFE: "Would you sleep with her in our bed?"

Me: "Where else would we sleep?"

WIFE: "Would you let her drive my car?"

Me: "Probably, it is almost new."

WIFE: "Would you replace my pictures with hers?"

Me: "That would seem like the proper thing to do."

WIFE: "Would you give her my jewellery?"

Me: "No, I'm sure she'd want her own."

WIFE: "Would you take her golfing with you?

Me: "Yes, those are always good times."

WIFE: "Would she use my clubs?

Me: "No, she's left-handed."

WIFE: -- silence --

Me:
"Oh, bugger!."


This conversation was a few days into my occupation of an overworked hospital bed and was somewhat more serious than most of my conversations with my wife. Anyone who knows me knows how less than seriously I view life and that also prompted a reaction from my wife after a conversation we'd had a few days earlier. We'd been arguing when she said,

"Why has everything got to be a game with you?"

"An excellent question," I said, "but next time, please use the buzzer."

She's had a lot to put up with over the 40 years I've known her and in truth I don't know what I'd have done without her. I could easily have made the same mistake as a friend of mine who's married to the woman whose voice is used in sat navs. She left him last week and now he doesn't know which way to turn .......
 

Enough about my problems (or lack of any real ones) it just remains for me to remind you to please do your best to welcome Yoshine Uchimura (at Sloane 1964-67) back to the UK by joining him for a beer and a catch-up in the Chelsea Ram, Burnaby Street, Chelsea from 5pm on Friday 30th June.

Take care out there and remember to bring your purse.

 


JOKES OF THE WEEK

 

While golfing, a senior gentleman accidentally overturned his golf cart late one afternoon

A very attractive, young, female golfer, who lives in a villa on the golf course, heard the noise and called out,

"Are you OK?"
 

"I’m OK, thanks," he replied, as he pulled himself out of the twisted cart.

She said, "Come up to my villa, rest a while, and I’ll help you get the cart up later."

The old boy noticed her silky bathrobe was partially open, revealing what appeared to be a very nice figure. 

"That’s very nice of you," he answered, "but I don’t think my wife would like it."

"Oh, come on now!" she insisted. She was so pretty, and very, very persuasive. He was weak.

"Well, OK," he finally agreed.

After a couple of drinks, he thanked her and said, "I feel a lot better now b
ut I know my wife is going to be really upset so I’d better go now."

"Don’t be silly!" she said with a smile, letting her robe fall slightly more open. 

"Stay for a while. Your wife won’t know anything. By the way, where is she?"

He replied, "Still under the cart, I suppose." 

* * *

 

It was Postman Pat's last day on the job after 35 years of delivering mail in all kinds of weather in Greendale.

Arriving at the first house on his route he was greeted by all the family there who hugged him, congratulated him and sent him on his way with a cheque for £50.

At the second house they gave him a gold watch and at the third a bottle of 24 year-old malt whisky.

He was met with something slightly different at the fourth house on his round wher a blonde in lingerie took him by the hand, led him upstairs and made passionate love to him. Afterwards, downstairs in the kitchen, she cooked him a full English breakfast with as much tea as he wanted to drink. 
As she was pouring his second cup he caught sight of a £1 coin in the saucer.

"All this is just too wonderful for words," he said, "but what's the £1 for?"

"Well," she said, "last night I told my husband that today would be your last day and that we should do something special for you. I asked him what I should give you and he replied,

"F**k him! Give him a quid! The breakfast was my idea."

         


* * *

 


THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
 

Funeral directors are advertising a new glass coffin.
Will it be popular?
Remains to be seen.

* * *


You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed. On your right side is a sharp drop-off. On your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you. Directly in front of you is a galloping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it. Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the kangaroo.


What must you do to get out of this highly dangerous situation?

 

See answer below.......
 

 

Get off the merry-go-round and go home;

You've had enough excitement for one day old boy.

* * *


 

 

* * *

 

 

 

The Sloane building seen from Hortensia Road in 1908  

 


The Sloane building was 100 years old in 2008, although it didn't actually start life as a boys' school until after the First World War, during which it served as a hospital. It still stands and many memories are, no doubt, ingrained in its walls along with the odd name and ribald comment. Who knows what the future holds, despite its Grade II listing on May 7th, 2002. Grade II listed buildings can be altered, extended, or even demolished, but only with Local Authority consent, so it may be that the building is considered historically or architecturally interesting enough for it's fabric to remain untouched. Some consideration may have been given to it having been the first purpose-built secondary school in London, and it is certainly one of only 3% of all ages of listed buildings that was built in the 20th century. Schools generally are seen as a good investment by developers because they're easy to convert. They are likely to be structurally sound because the authorities will have inspected them regularly to ensure they comply with Health and Safety requirements.    

                                                                  
Sadly, Sloane Grammar School for Boys only lasted 51 years, from 1919-1970. John Binfield, in one of his poems writes -

... the school, with
All its past, was sucked into a huge
Turbulent sea of glass in Pimlico
And sank without trace. "full fathom five..

Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell.
Hark, now I hear them. Ding-dong bell".

Should the building survive in the form we all remember, there is still a chance that some of us will be around in 2019 to celebrate what would have been its centenary as a boys' school, had it remained in existence.

 

 

 

Sloane seen from the rear in 2014

      

  CHANGES TO THE SLOANE SITE AND BUILDING

 

The new Kensington & Chelsea College, known since 2014 as their Chelsea Centre, sits where the playground used to be between the old Sloane building and the old Carlyle building. Work on the new college building, with designs by the architects who transformed the Royal Opera House and the National Portrait Gallery, was completed in 2012. 


 

 

 

The flats, constructed in Sloane's old North playground on the Fulham Road are known as Milliner House, Chelsea Apartments,  and were ready for occupation in 2011 at advertised prices between £785,000 and £2,350,000. Or if you could afford it, the single penthouse at the top would have set you back £5.85 million when first offered for sale but a market downturn in 2012 saw it reduced to an almost tempting £4.25 million - and it was being sold as a shell!

Phase 2 of the project was originally for conversion of the original Edwardian building into loft style apartments by D19 Property but the new owners, No. 1 Estates Ltd, who have a connection to D19 Property were, on 22 October, 2012, given planning permission to retain the building as an educational establishment by Kensington and Chelsea Planning and Borough Development Department.

However, in September of 2013 a slightly revised plan for re-development of the building for residential use was applied for by Hortensia Property Development LLP. Supported by a K M Heritage heritage appraisal it was presented to Kensington and Chelsea Council for listed building consent and planning consent for the refurbishment and extension of the Sloane building, taking into account national and local policies relating to the historic built environment. Their statement is available on this link -

K M HERITAGE STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF HORTENSIA PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

 

What's also interesting is that the old Chelsea College of Art and Design in  Manresa Road, to which Sloane can trace its origins in its guise as the South-Western Polytechnic, was, in 2012, about to make way for a scheme involving 15 apartments and two town houses. There's no stopping 'progress'. 

 

 

 
The shell of the 6th
floor penthouse
  The entrance to the
apartments on
Hortensia Road
 
The apartments seen from
Fulham Road
  The view of Fulham Road
and St Mark's College from
one of the balconies

 

 

Building work has progressed apace on what is now known as The King's Library. After planning and building consent were granted work commenced on restructuring the main Sloane building at the end of 2014. The developers, Tenhurst, used McGee as their principal contractors, working to the architectural design of Robin Partington and Partners and began by excavating the basement or as McGee put it, they were responsible for 

"soft strip out and carve demolition and basement excavation".

I'm sure some of you out there understand what they mean.


 

The basement excavation was due to conclude by the end of 2015 to allow the redevelopment above it to progress. Since then work has begun on constructing 18 apartments and a penthouse, a new pedestrian entrance and an extension to the south-west of the building with 150 south facing windows. The design also includes a communal area incorporating our old assembly hall and, in all, 50,000 square feet is being converted. Those lovely brown , glazed tiles that adorn the staircases will remain after being cleaned.

I was approached by the interior designers, Helen Green Design, after they found our website, and asked whether I could provide black and white photos of the school and it's people from the period apanning 1920 -1950ish. I was happy to do so even though they rejected my plea for first refusal on the £15+ million penthouse apartment that cover the 6,000 sq ft of the whole 5th floor and incorporates two wings; one for your private accommodation and one for entertainment alone. I sent them some 70 photos and if they are suitable some will be used to line the walls of the 'show' apartment. You'll no doubt see them when you visit to view your potential London pad. Prices start at £3.1 million and the apartments are being marketed by Savill's.

If you want to take a closer look at the involvement the above mentioned people have then please use the links below and if they don't work just copy and paste them into your browser address bar. The Kings Library link has a not easily visible menu on the left of the screen -

www.thekingslibrary.co.uk

www.savills.co.uk

www.mcgee.co.uk

www.tenhurst.com

www.rpalondon.com

The following link to McGee's website will take you directly to a page where you'll find regular Community Newsletters updating local residents on what's happened and what's about to happen -

McGee Community Newsletters


For those of you who'd rather not follow the links, the following photos are among those to be found on them -


 

Hortensia Road Proposed Elevation Rear of Building Proposed Elevation
Work commences on our old Assembly Hall Proposed look of the old Assembly Hall once converted


 

Meanwhile, Carlyle's old building next door to us hasn't escaped the wiles of the developer and this is how the King's Road is expected to look after work is completed -

 

 

Grainger plc were granted permission to redevelop and manage the council-owned land next to the Carlyle building at the South end of Hortensia Road, to provide 31 one, two, three and four bedroom units to include a range of rental tenures one of which will be the usual, ambiguous, "affordable". The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will retain the freehold and share the long-term rental income. Among the thirty one homes will be 6 town houses which will front King's Road. In all, the building will range from three to seven storeys and incorporate 2,756 sq ft of non-residential (presumably business) ground floor space. 

Unusually, this will be a car free development with no parking provided other than for bicycles. There will be residential entrances on Hortensia Road and a commercial entrance on the King's Road. Residents will have the use of a communal courtyard -


 




 

For those of you who can't remember, this is what the site looked like before work started -

 


 

* * * * *

 

 

Whatever our own personal reasons for it doing so, the school will still haunt most of us even if it disappears altogether. With that tenuous link, here's a poem that I came across in a copy of The Cheynean -


 


The Ghost of Sloane

 


 


When London's asleep and the School very quiet,
No sound of footsteps, no sound of a riot,
No sound of even the shuffle of feet,
No sound of the creak of a pupil's seat,
Out of the darkness the ghost of Sloane
Awakes from rest with a sigh and a groan.
Then up he arises to haunt the School
Climbing the stairs in the guise of a ghoul.
He shuffles and clanks down each corridor
Into the classrooms where stand desks galore.
He examines each desk and checks the boys' work,
Allots ghostly marks in the dark and the murk.

If you ever lose books from out of your desk,
And the teacher upbraids you and calls you a pest,
Just tell him my story, however tall,
Of the white shrouded phantom that haunts the School Hall.

                                                    J. Hollingshead (3C)


As for us, the boys who used to attend our Chelsea school, we probably considered ourselves 'Chelsea men' but I doubt that many of fitted the description in this poem, written when he was in the 5th year by one time Sloane Schoolboy, A R Doubledee. I get the impression he didn't particularly approve of the 'Beatniks' of the late 50s and early 60s that he found himself sharing Chelsea with or, as he called them the 'Weirdies' -                                                                        

 
The Weirdies



The Chelsea man is excessively queer,
He only drinks coffee and doesn't like beer.
He's always "chatting" the girls, and yet
This seems to make him "one of the set".

His unkempt chin and uncut hair
Go with his feet which are usually bare.
If he wears shoes, they've never got soles,
And he's usually found in Bohemian holes.


His outsize sweater is generally black
Contrasting well with his shorty mac.
He wears his clothing merely to show
That he can keep up with the boys of Soho.


To find a girl he doesn't look far,
But into the nearest coffee bar,
Where he's sure to meet a Bohemian "yob".
They're all from Chelsea - what a mob!


The girls with hair right down their backs
Wear irregular clothes that look like sacks.
They walk about wearing father's sweater:
I really don't see why he should let 'er.


Their gaudy clothes of reds and greens
Match up with the style of their men-friends' jeans.
Now that's how it goes with the latest style:
Girls on their faces make-up pile,
The men wear anything they can find -
I shouldn't stare, I should just act blind!


A.R. Doubledee (5b)

 


 


*


Sloane Information at the LMA

 

London Metropolitan Archives hold some information relating to Sloane. Some of the items are accessible if you visit the LMA at 40, Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0HB (phoning to make an appointment on 020 7332 3820 is advisable) but you will need to apply for a 'History Card' via their website if you intend printing copies of any of the items.

Go to the website at www.lma.gov.uk for full details. Clicking on the following link,
 

London Metropolitan Archives


will take you to a page on their site where you can enter 'Sloane School' in the Search Terms box and click on 'Run Search'. This will bring up all available items.

These include - 

Admission and Discharge Registers 1904-48, 1958-61 and 1964-66, a 1938 Plan of the school, drawings relating to Building Act case files 1935-57, and 23 photos of various school activities 1924-69, though some of these are listed as 'missing'.

Other items they hold are 'closed' under the 65 year rule that protects the confidentiality of living individuals. In other words, they can't be accessed for 65 years from the school's closure so will be available to the public in 2035.

However, these 'closed' items can be consulted by the LMA on behalf of individuals under the provisions of the Data Protection Act, so contact them direct if you're interested.

The 'closed' items are these -

Log Book 1967-70 (Ref: LCC/EO/DIV01/SLO/LB/001)

Punishment Book 1962-70 (Ref: LCC/EO/DIV01/SLO/MISC/001)

Staff Registers -
1895-1963; 1965-70 (Ref: LCC/EO/DIV01/SLO/MISC/002-004)

 

 



 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

----------------------------------------------------

 

ICONS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

Members:  After you've logged in don't forget to check for any messages by clicking on the White Envelope at the top right of the page and keep up to date by clicking on the Bell. The Head and Shoulders icon houses a number of member functions.


 

 


 

BASIC CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF


MAKING BASIC CHANGES LIKE CHANGING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR CHANGING YOUR PASSWORD can be done by you; you don't need to ask me to do it for you but, of course, if you can't manage it yourself then ask and I'll be happy to do it for you. Here's all you need to know -

1) For Email Address changes - Log In, click on the white Head and Shoulders icon at the top of the Home Page, click on Edit Contact Info, delete your existing Email Address and enter the new one, then click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

2) For Change of Password - Do the same as above but click on Change Password instead of Edit Contact Info then do as you're asked onscreen before clicking Save.

3) If You Forget Your Password - When you come to Log In to the website you'll see the words Forgot Password in the Classmate Login box. Click on it and follow instructions to be sent a link to reset your existing Password after you click Submit
.

 


THE 'NOTIFY ME' PAGE


It seems that not all members have been receiving messages I've been sending out.

Can I please ask all members to ensure they have used the Notify Me page (to be found under the Head and Shoulders icon at the top of the page) to choose which notifications they want to receive by email from the website. 

It's a simple task that just requires you to click your mouse on the buttons alongside any of the statements you'll see on that page that you're interested in. It's not compulsory, of course, but unless you do it you'll miss out on a lot of the information I send out and/or appears on the website and that defeats one of its primary functions.

Thanks.

Mark

 


BOUNCED EMAILS


From time to time I experience problems getting messages to the Email addresses of some members. If you're in contact with any of them shown below please let them know about it and ask them to LOG IN to the site where a message on how to correct the situation can usually be found either at the top right of the Home Page or by clicking on the White Bell icon. Those names shown in black below are the most recent additions. Sometimes the problem will be as simple as a full mailbox that won't accept more mail until it has been cleared, the member may have changed their Email address but forgotten to amend their website details and the old one is no longer valid or the receiving Email server was temporarily down or inaccessible. By logging in to the site they will have the opportunity to enter an updated Email address or opt to keep the current Email address if it is still valid. Clicking on the link provided will generate an Email to verify that Emails are getting through again. Once the verification Email has been received members must click the link inside it to solve the problem and receive Emails from the site once more -

John Binfield, David Bull, John Camp, Peter Critchell, Brian Guest, Dave Kinnard, John Marguet, John Money, Peter Muncey, Ron Munson, Bruce Pentland, Jan Ranniko, Pete Rodman, Derek Sayers, Michael Spiegel, Crispin Thomas, Dave Trotman, Ronald Waters, Raymond Wilson, J S Wiseman, Stephen Wratten, Phil Yerby, Richard Zawiesinski.

Once it's been corrected by you, I'd be grateful if you'd let me know about it so that I can remove your name from the list above.

PLEASE remember to update your Email address using Edit Contact Info under the White Head & Shoulders icon at the top of the page if you change it. It's also important that you add these two email addresses to your email Address Book to ensure emails from the site aren't treated as SPAM and you end up not receiving them -

noreply@classcreator.net

noreply@classconnection.us

Please check your SPAM or DELETED folders from time to time in case any emails have slipped the net.


WHO'S ONLINE NOW


No registered users are online right now.

JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 24.5%


A:   476   Joined
B:   1466   Not Joined

WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - select from the dropdown to find out.


MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

DONATE


 

 

If you would like to support this web site please click the Donate button at the foot of this box. Donations can be made by PayPal, or with a regular credit card if you do not have a PayPal account. PayPal deduct a fee from any donation, so if you'd rather not pay one, please send a cheque in my name to my home address, which you'll find on my Profile. Many thanks. Thanks also to Classmate Stefan Bremner-Morris for the cartoon below.  

 

DONATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

You'll find a list of all those who have already donated on the Pupil Names and Photos page. The number of those who have donated currently stands at 60, many more than once. My thanks to you all. 

 


UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Phil Kerridge  6/28
•   David Reeves  6/28
•   Bill Corfe  7/1
•   John Vint  7/1
•   Stephen Wratten  7/1
•   Roger Fagg  7/4
•   Kenneth Watt  7/4
•   Terence Michael Duley  7/6
•   Vincent Peirce  7/6
•   Paul Swinson  7/7
•   Peter Fullbrook  7/8
•   Philip Burnham  7/11
•   Terence Ball  7/12
•   Van Michael Egloff  7/12
•   V D Delbourgo  7/13
Show More